SFA Ninth After Day One at Rice Intercollegiate

Junior Blake Pugh shot an even-par 72 in round two and sits tied for 14th

Feb. 17, 2014

HOUSTON, Texas - Stephen F. Austin sits in ninth-place overall following the first two rounds of the Rice Intercollegiate at Westwood Golf Club. The Lumberjacks compiled a 27-over 603 through the opening two rounds, posting 15-over 303 in round one before carding 12-over 300 in round two.

Junior Blake Pugh enters Tuesday's final round tied for 14th in the individual standings, sitting at 3-over 147 after the opening 36 holes. Pugh opened the tournament with a 3-over 75, then shaved three strokes off the morning round with an even-par 72 over the second 18 holes. Sophomore Luke Sheehan is sitting just outside the top-20, tied for 21st overall with a 5-over 149 (74-75).

Junior Austin DeWitt sits third among the SFA scorecard with a 9-over 153 (75-78), one stroke better than redshirt freshman Baxter Ward's 10-over 154 (79-75). Junior Bradley Phelps rounds out the Lumberjack scorecard with a 16-over 160 (81-79) as freshman Cory Brown carded a 15-over 159 (81-78) competing as an individual.

With warm but windy conditions throughout the day, SFA's opening round 303 had the Lumberjacks tied for eighth after round one. The `Jacks were able to shave three strokes in round two as the winds died down slightly as SFA sits among a handful of teams jockeying for position, sitting one stroke back of eighth-place Lipscomb (26-over 302) and three shots behind seventh-place Florida Atlantic (24-over 600).

With two rounds in the books, UTSA and Cincinnati currently sit tied for the team lead as both the Roadrunners and Bearcats shoot a 5-over 581 through the opening 36 holes. Old Dominion currently sits third (10-over 586) with Sam Houston State (16-over 592) and host Rice (19-over 595) rounding out the top-five.

Tuesday's final round gets underway with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Westwood. SFA will be teamed up with the two teams it is chasing - Libscomb and Florida Atlantic - as the `Jacks try to make a run up the leaderboard. Full results will be posted at SFAJacks.com as they become available.



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